Lina Qasem, Robofun

“I’m lucky - when I joined Global Sisters, I wasn’t struggling for money and I wasn’t a single mum. I see so many situations among the Sisters that are difficult and yet still they have this passion to work and strength to move forwards. They inspire me a...

Emma Avery, Cloth Baby

Waste avoidance is a top priority for Emma Avery who founded Cloth Baby to help new parents start using cloth nappies successfully. Based in North East Victoria, Emma has drawn together the lived experiences of parenthood and a professional background in...

Yoko Nakazawa, Cooking with Koji

“My miso business was born from demand. When I was struggling, I just did what I do normally and so I made miso every year for myself. I took a photo of my miso and posted it on Facebook and one person asked if I could sell them some. That comment opened...

Cindy Chen, AMOK Sisters

"The first time I met the Sister Tribe, I said ‘Oh my God, how am I going to get along with them? Their language, knowledge and experience is so much more than mine.’ But the more I put in, the more I get back, and I have learnt confidence from them. They...

Glenis Wilkinson, Yoga + Meditation

“If there is one thing I have taken from my Global Sisters journey so far, it is that I have the power to change things.At Global Sisters, there is camaraderie and hope and such a strength of force. I imagine all those going through the program have...

Sufia Alamgir, SoundSpell

“I believe that everybody has something they can make a difference in. They just have to find it. I’m turning 50 this year and, in a sense, SoundSpell is my thing. But if I hadn’t met Global Sisters, I wouldn’t be where I am today. My family fled civil war...

Cindy Barden, Lil Bug Love

I had a seven-month relationship with a man that turned into an absolute nightmare. The first three months were great - we got engaged, and as soon as soon as he put a ring on my finger, the real him came out. It was a lot of emotional, financial and...

Business Education

The start-up sector in Australia is thriving, with incubators and business education programs across Australia supporting entrepreneurs to launch their business. What is missing in the entrepreneurship ecosystem is tailored support at the earliest stages...